“Phone Sex” by Phillip Toledano

© Phillip Toledano

I never thought I would work in the phone sex industry. All those years doing customer service, my customers would comment on my sexy voice. I thought I was being professional, not sexy. This work is customer service. It’s just your customers leave with more than a smile.

The work of Phillip Toledano is always beautiful because it is unusual and well crafted. It is unusual because his photography is used as a language to communicate uncommon topics or to give an enhanced quality of importance to usual subjects. Either way, the result is an amazing, surprising, interesting and touching series of photographs, from landscapes, to family portraits, to sociological matters like  ”Phone Sex“, this last being a series that one has to wonder how it came about.

The humanity of the subjects, the empathy of the portraits, link the obscure with the reality of people”s lives. That”s the ability of Phillip Toledano, to enhance the humanity of the subjects, to increase the importance of the images, and to put it all within the reach of the viewer”s feelings.

© Phillip Toledano

I got into phone-sex because I thought: ‘Why not get paid for talking dirty, instead of doing it for free?” It brings up my self-esteem up so much, knowing guys are looking at my pics and wanting to talk to me.